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02/25/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Book of Love

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”

- Bruce Lee
( 27 Nov 1940 - 20 July 1973)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Though more than fifty years have passed, I have yet to hear a single person utter the words, "I wonder.." without responding (at least silently), "who wrote the book of love?"

BONUS - - The Book of Love - The Monotones, 1957 - The video quality on this fades out from time to time. I like that; my memories of that time do the same thing.


"The Book of Love" (also titled "(Who Wrote) The Book of Love") is a rock and roll song, originally by The Monotones. It was written by three members of the group, Warren Davis, George Malone and Charles Patrick, and it peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Lead singer Charles Patrick heard a Pepsodent toothpaste commercial with the line "wonder where the yellow went". From there he got the idea for the line, "I wonder, wonder, wonder who, who wrote the book of love", working it up into a song with Davis and Malone. The "boom" part of the song was a result of a kid kicking a ball against the garage while they were rehearsing. It sounded good, so they added it to the song.

In September 1957, the Monotones recorded "The Book of Love", which was released on the Mascot label in December that year. The small record company could not cope with its popularity, and it was reissued on Chess Records' subsidiary Argo label in February 1958. It attained a Billboard ranking of #5 for pop songs and #3 for R&B in 1958. It also reached #5 in Australia...


   Happy Birthday today to Peggy Wellington Craft ('57) AND the President of the Class of 1965,     Joe Wingo of NC!

  Happy Birthday this week to:
27 -     Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND       Phil Hammond ('64) of FL AND   My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL;

28 -  Wayne Agee ('58) of FL;

29 - What WOULD Be a Happy Leap Year Day Birthday to Bob Schweida ('54) of NH;

01 - Alan Cohen ('57);

03 -   Jerry Seay ('63) of VA AND   Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA;

04 -   The late Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) (deceased - 04/19/05) AND The late      Roland McCoy (June '45) (deceased - 01/09/15)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


February 25, 1932 - Adolf Hitler obtained German citizenship by naturalization, which allowed him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.

February 25, 1933 - The USS Ranger was launched. It was the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier.

February 25, 1941 - February Strike: In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike was declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.

February 25, 1945 - Turkey declared war on Germany.

TODAY IN 1965:

Thursday, February 25, 1965 - Guitarist and songwriter (Bad Religion, Minor Threat, Junkyard, and Dag Nasty) Brian Baker was born.

Thursday, February 25, 1965 - Actress Maricel Soriano was born Maria Cecilia Dador Soriano in Manila, Philippines.

Thursday, February 25, 1965 - Comedian and actor Carrot Top was born Scott Thompson in Rockledge, Florida.

Thursday, February 25, 1965 - Model and actress Veronica Webb was born in Detroit, Michigan.

 From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/24/15:

“The course of our lives is not determined by great, awesome decisions. Our direction is set by the little day-to-day choices which chart the track on which we run.”

- Gordon B. Hinckley
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)

   Thank you, Susan!


  From Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA - 02/14/15 - "Information for the Letter":

Is there any Typhoon alumnus out there that likes to work on classic cars? I have a 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible that needs some engine work. It’s on my bucket list to get it going by June so I can cruise Buckroe Beach in style. If you have the time and knowledge call or text me at 757-788-9713 or email me at Thanks.

Jimmy Walker

NNHS Class of 1962

   COOL! Certainly, Jimmy! I'll keep running this until one of us hears from someone!  

  "Anyone? Anyone?"  

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 02/24/15 - "MARCH BIRTHDAYS FOR CLASS OF 1963":










   Thanks so much, Jimmy! I've double checked these names on our Birthday Page: 

     From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 02/24/15 - "  Gene Kelly (23 Aug 1912 - 02 Feb 1996)":

This is fantastic. It is unbelievable. If you’ve ever roller-skated, you will find this impossible to believe!!!

Gene Kelly Tap Dancing in Roller Skates...

You have no idea how good Gene Kelly was at dancing until you watch this. Notice also that almost all the ladies were wearing gloves except at the end when folks were clapping.

This will bring some of those old time memories for most of us.

Gene Kelly Tap Dancing in Roller Skates

   WOWZERONI! Thank you, Sarah Sugah!

    From Mayim Bialik (North Hollywood High School, CA - '93) of CA - 02/23/15 - "Why I Didn’t Watch The Oscars":

Why did I skip watching the Academy Awards? I wrote about it for

   Thank you, Mayim! I didn't watch the show either! While my reasons for that decision were (surprisingly!) remarkably similar to yours, I must admit that my main motivation was that I wanted to watch The Walking Dead and The Talking Dead on AMC with my daughter Sunday night! "This is how we survive!"

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/24/15 - "Smile Makers, Funny Facts and All":

Smile Makers

(From Clean Laughs and Daily Groaner)

I returned to my parents' home to attend a funeral. At the temple, my mother led me to a man who looked vaguely familiar. "Barbara, remember Rabbi Green?" she asked as she left me in his company.

I frantically tried to place him, and suddenly it came to me. He was the kind man who, five years earlier, had officiated at my grandmother's funeral. "It's good to see you again, Rabbi," I said. "Though I wish it weren't always under such tragic circumstances."

The rabbi looked perplexed but uttered some words of consolation before he was called away. A few minutes later, I rejoined my mother.

"Imagine," she whispered, "after all this time, to run into the rabbi who performed your wedding!"

:-) :-) :-)

Connie told her 4-year-old grandson, Dean, not to jump on the beds. After several warnings she punished him, explaining that should he fall, he would hurt himself badly.

Several minutes passed... and he was back to jumping on the beds. Connie said, "Dean, you weren't jumping on the beds again, were you?"

He stood with his little head dropped low and said, "I'm trying, but it's so hard to quit."

:-) :-) :-)

"A woman was arrested after she admitted to purchasing gasoline, driving to her ex-boyfriend's house, and using it to set his new girlfriend's car on fire. She's now facing five years in prison and up to three Country Music Awards."

- Seth Meyers


"Researchers at the University of Vermont determined that the world's happiest language is Spanish. German finished fourth, which I find hard to believe. In German, even 'I love you' sounds like a threat."

- Jimmy Kimmel


"A woman in Manhattan went into a seafood restaurant, bit into a hunk of fish and got a fish hook in her mouth. I hate when you go into a restaurant and you're the catch of the day."

- Dave Letterman

:-) :-) :-)

*-- Q and A Quickies --*

Q: When two snakes marry, what do their towels say?

A: Hiss and Hers.

Q: How can you identify a smartass?

A: He's the one with the wise crack.

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Random Funny Facts

* Gilligan of Gilligan's Island had a first name that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was Willy.

* Dr. Seuss and Kurt Vonnegut went to college together. They were even in the same fraternity, where Seuss decorated the fraternity house walls with drawings of his strange characters.

* The Les Nessman character on the TV series WKRP in Cincinnati wore a band-aid in every episode. Either on himself, his glasses, or his clothing.

* John Larroquette of "Night Court" and "The John Larroquette Show" was the narrator of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."

* Beelzebub, another name for the devil, is Hebrew for "Lord of the Flies", and this is where the book's title comes from.

* The term "devil's advocate" comes from the Roman Catholic Church. When deciding if someone should be sainted, a devil's advocate is always appointed to give an alternative view.

* Before Prohibition, Shlitz Brewery owned more property in Chicago than anyone else, except The Catholic Church.

* It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is 'shake'
and the 46th word from the last word is 'spear'.

* In 1986 Danny Heep became the first player in a World Series to be a designated hitter (DH) with the initials "D.H."

* In the four major US professional sports, (Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Hockey), there are only eight teams whose nicknames do not end with an "S:" Basketball: The Miami Heat, The Utah Jazz, The Orlando Magic. Baseball: The Boston Red Sox, The Chicago White Sox. Hockey: The Colorado Avalanche, The Tampa Bay Lightning, The Minnesota Wild. Football: None.

* In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first, and only, home run.

* When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home to a sellout crowd, the full stadium becomes the state's third largest city.

* Kermit the Frog is left-handed.

* The lifespan of a tastebud is ten days.

* Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

* The dial tone of a normal telephone is in the key of "F".

* If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Wisdom Tip

Tarnish- proof silverware

To avoid cleaning silverware every time there is a special occasion tuck a few pieces of chalk in with your utensils when you store them. Chalk will absorb the moisture that promotes tarnish and will keep your silverware clean and polish until the next time you use it.

By Kaila from Roselle USA.

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)


He stood over my desk, a broken man but still holding together.

Mr. Willie Adams is a truck driver for our company. He has worked for the company for 17 years. He has been married for 39 years.

Last month, his wife died.

The death of a spouse is psychologically rated as the toughest thing a person will ever deal with in life. It was Mr. Adams toughest thing.

There was a statement that he made that really struck me.

"I have no guilt," he said.

"I did all for her that I could do in our 39 years. There was nothing more that I could have done. If she asked for the moon, I tried to reach up and grab it for her."

Those were his words. Those were his feelings.

He is not an academically educated man. He is not rich by the world's standards. But Mr. Adams had something that few possess, an undying, unselfish love.

He said, "We married for love and made a vow 'till death do us part' and we kept it."

It's the toughest thing that psychologists say we will ever endure. Sooner or later, in all married couples, one must leave the other behind.

Now is the time to begin traveling the path so that if you are the one staying on the earth a little longer you can say,

"I did all that I could do, I did my best."

~A MountainWings Original~

   Thank you, Shari!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/21/15 - "Norwegian Fire Truck - On the light side":

Norwegian Fire Truck

One dark night outside a small town in Minnesota, a fire started inside the local chemical plant and in a blink of an eye it exploded into massive flames. The alarm went out to all the fire departments for miles around.

When the volunteer fire fighters appeared on the scene, the chemical company president rushed to the fire chief and said, "All our secret formulas are in the vault in the center of the plant. They must be saved. I will give $50,000 to the fire department that brings them out intact."

But the roaring flames held the firefighters off.

Soon more fire departments had to be called in as the situation became desperate. As the firemen arrived, the president shouted out that the offer was now $100,000 to the fire department who could bring out the company's secret files.

From the distance, a lone siren was heard as another fire truck came into sight. It was the nearby Norwegian rural township volunteer fire company composed mainly of Norwegians over the age of 65. To everyone's amazement, that little run-down fire engine roared right past all the newer sleek engines that were parked outside the plant.

Without even slowing down it drove straight into the middle of the inferno. Outside, the other firemen watched as the Norwegian old timers jumped off right in the middle of the fire fought it back on all sides. It was a performance and effort never seen before.

Within a short time, the Norske old timers had extinguished the fire and had saved the secret formulas. The grateful chemical company president announced that for such a superhuman feat he was upping the reward to $200,000, and walked over to personally thank each of the brave fire fighters.

The local TV news reporter rushed in to capture the event on film, asking their chief, "What are you going to do with all that money?"

"Vell," said Ole Larsen, the 70-year-old fire chief, "Da first thing ve gonna do is fix da brakes on dat @#$% truck!

         Thanks, Haul Party!

From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 02/23/15:

  Tweezed my eyebrows and did the same.

     Thanks, Tina!


“I paid too much for it, but it's worth it.”

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 01/16/15 - "Old Age (#5 in a series of 9)":


Senior Humor - Old age looks like a lot of fun, can hardly wait to get there.... SAID NO ONE EVER!!!!!

  If you know anyone who is old, these would be fun to share. Believe me, I'm not sending them to you because you're old.

   WILD GIGGLES! Thank you, Ruthie!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/14/15 - "This should change your mood ... (#3 in a series of 18)":

  No matter how GRUMPY you may be right now ~ this should change your mood,

Have a great Day. Laugh, and then sing “It's a Beautiful Day" even when it's not.

"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many."

      AWW! Thank you, Joan!


BONUS (FLOWER) BOOK (OF LOVE) CROCHET PATTERN: - Crochet Flower Books - Okay, it's a stretch!

BONUS BOOK OF LOVE RECIPES: - Tara's Book of Love - Five recipes


From - 02/24/15:

An Engineer was unemployed for long time. He could not find a job so he opened a medical clinic and put a sign up outside: "Get your treatment for $500, if not cured get back $1,000."

One Doctor thought this was a good opportunity to earn $1,000 and went to his clinic.

Doctor: "I have lost taste in my mouth."

Engineer: "Nurse, please bring medicine from box 22 and put 3 drops in the patient's mouth."

Doctor: "This is Gasoline!"

Engineer: "Congratulations! You have your taste back. That will be $500."

The Doctor was annoyed and went back after a couple of days later to recover his money.

Doctor: "I have lost my memory, I cannot remember anything."

Engineer: "Nurse, please bring medicine from box 22 and put 3 drops in the patient's mouth."

Doctor: "But that is Gasoline!"

Engineer: "Congratulations! You have your memory back. That will be $500."

The Doctor left angrily and came back after several more days.

Doctor: "My eyesight has become weak."

Engineer: "Well, I don't have any medicine for this. Take this $1,000."

Doctor: "But this is $500..."

Engineer: "Congratulations! You got your vision back! That will be $500."


1. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

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   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol







Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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The Book of Love

Written by Warren Davis, George Malone and Charles Patrick

Recorded by The Monotones, 1957/8

[ I wonder, wonder who, bi du du, who
Who wrote the book of love ]

Tell me, tell me, tell me
Oh, who wrote the book of love
I've got to know the answer
Was it someone from above

[ repeat ]

I love you, darling
Baby, you know I do
But I've got to see this book of love
And find out why it's true

[ repeat ]

{ Chapter One says to love her
You love her with all your heart
Chapter Two, you tell her
You're never never never never ever gonna part
In Chapter Three remember
The meaning of romance
In Chapter Four you break up
But you give her just one more chance }

[ repeat ]

Baby, baby, baby
I love you, yes I do
Well, it says so in this book of love
Ours is the one that's true

[ repeat ]

{ repeat }

[ repeat ]

Baby, baby, baby
I love you, yes I do
Well, it says so in this book of love
Ours is the one that's true

[ repeat ]
I wonder who (yeah)
Who wrote the book of love

 "The Book of Love" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/26/03
Thanks, Dave!

"The Book of Love" lyrics courtesy of lyrics courtesy of,
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/26/03
Thanks again, Dave!

Big Books and Line of Books Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/01/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Animated Navy Flag courtesy of - 06/18/03

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

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